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University of Calgary Calendar 2009-2010 Academic Regulations F. Academic Standing F.5 Grade Point Average
F.5 Grade Point Average

All grades are used in the calculation of yearly grade point averages, both for purposes of the official transcript of record and cumulative grade point averages determined by the faculties. For promotion or graduation, many faculties do not use a cumulative grade point average; instead, they use a continuous grade point average that excludes lower grades in repeated courses and/or grades in courses that are extra to the degree. Refer to individual faculty sections for promotion and graduation requirements.

In the determination of the grade point average, courses are weighted by the unit value of the course (e.g. 6 units or a full-course, 3 units or half-course etc.)


Since F=0, D=1, C=2, B=3, A, A+=4, B-=2.7 (See Undergraduate Grading System), a student who completed three full courses and four half courses with grades A+, B, C, D, F, A and B- respectively would have the grade point average computed in the following manner.

Full courses:

6 units x 4 (A+) = 24

6 units x 3 (B) = 18

6 units x 2 (C) = 12

Half courses:

3 units x 1 (D) = 3

3 units x 0 (F) = 0

3 units x 4 (A) = 12

3 units x 2.7 (B-) = 8.1


30 units = 77.1

77.1 / 30 = 2.57 Weighted Grade Point Average